Everton and Crystal Palace among four Premier League clubs chasing £15m Sunderland star

Sunderland’s Jack Clarke is currently the most sought-after forward in the Championship. Some may remember him as the teenager whose promising raw talent led Tottenham to pay Leeds United £10m for his services back in 2019, writes the iNews.

At that time, it was expected that he would be part of Spurs’ upcoming generation of talented homegrown players, taking advantage of their success in the Champions League.

However, he became a casualty of managerial changes at Tottenham Hotspur, overlooked by successive managers and subsequently sent on loan to QPR and then Sunderland. It was during his time at Sunderland that he regained his confidence and flair, leading him to sign permanently after a successful loan spell in the summer of 2022, at a fraction of Tottenham’s original fee.

Clarke stood out as one of the brightest stars in Sunderland’s youthful and adventurous team last season, scoring 11 goals and providing 13 assists as the Black Cats reached the playoffs. As a result, his market value has significantly increased. Premier League scouts are taking notice, with reported interest from Burnley, Crystal Palace, Brentford, and Everton in the winger. Offers exceeding £15m could potentially initiate discussions.